The day that my daughter sent me this life hack, I knew that I had to try it myself.
“Did you know you could put the end of your green onion in some soil and it grows right back?” she said.
Why didn’t I think of that? I bought onions for three decades before I realized that I could have an endless supply in my kitchen.
How? Just follow these simple instructions and you’ll never have to buy them again:
- The next time you chop green onions keep the end pieces. (make sure they are at least an inch long).
- Plant them in soil with the tops peeking out just a bit. Note: You could place them in a glass of water to grow, but they won’t last as long as onions planted in soil. With this method, they should last indefinitely.
- Place them in full or half sun. Perhaps a kitchen window sill?
- Water them regularly.
- Enjoy watching them grow. You should see substantial growth in about 8 days. (I put a toothpick in the soil to mark their original height.)
- Cut off the onions whenever you need them, and they will keep growing back.